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National studies reveal 1 in 3 first-year college students don’t return for their sophomore year (source: US News). UNH works hard to increase student retention rates, but up until last year did not have an effective, self-service means of accessing this information across departments.
In August 2018, UNH IT developed a dashboard using Tableau visualization software to identify and share UNH student retention rates. UNH Leadership and the Provost’s Four Retention Committees leveraged this dashboard to assist with efforts to increase student retention rates.
UNH IT also served on the Provost’s four retention committees, providing data support and ensuring coordination amongst individual committees for data requests.